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What are the similarities between blood and lymph?

What are the similarities between blood and lymph?

None: They are two different systems although the lymph ultimately flows into the blood circulation. ...Read more

Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
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Transfusions (Definition)

Sometimes babies are given whole blood to supply what they are lacking, and sometimes only components of blood, such as platelets or ...Read more


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Describe the features of a blood and lymph cancer.?

Describe the features of a blood and lymph cancer.?

Symptoms: Common presenting symptoms of blood cancer (leukemia) and lymph cancer (lymphoma) are weight loss, impaired immunity with infections, abnormal bleeding, enlarging lymph glands, and anemia with attendant fatigue and weakness. There may be fevers and sweats. None of these symptoms are specific and laboratory testing must be done to rule out more benign conditions and to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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With blood and lymph cancer what else should I be concerned about?

With blood and lymph cancer what else should I be concerned about?

Infections, bleeding: Blood and lymph cancer and the treatment for the disease can downgrade the defenses of the body, especially for fighting infections. The disease and treatment also depress the bone marrow causing anemia, low platelets and bleeding etc. ...Read more

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How do I tell kids grandma has blood and lymph cancer? What do they need to know?

How do I tell kids grandma has blood and lymph cancer? What do they need to know?

It is not infectious: The kids need to be reassured that they will not catch the disease from grandma. Other than that you may communicate the diagnosis according to the level of their understanding. It is a cancer, but you may wish to avoid that term and state that she has a disorder of the lymph glands. ...Read more

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Just heard a close neighbor has blood and lymph cancer. How do we explain this condition to the kids?

Just heard a close neighbor has blood and lymph cancer. How do we explain this condition to the kids?

Limit exposures: Cancer of the blood and lymph glands (leukemia and lymphoma) may be caused by a number of different molecular changes in the dna. Although there may not be just one "cause", we know that some contributing factors include family history of similar cancers, exposures to certain viruses, chemicals, and high radiation doses. Family should not be overly concerned and many treatments are effective. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a blood and lymph disorder.?

Describe the features of a blood and lymph disorder.?

A general question: Blood consists of cells and fluid (plasma). Cells are of 3 general types: white blood cells (which fight infection), red blood cells (which carry oxygen), and platelets (which initiate blood clots). Plasma and lymph carry proteins, such as antibodies. Anemia is the commonest disorder with many causes. Leukemia is a cancer of the wbcs. Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymph glands (nodes). ...Read more

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They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. What about blood and lymph cancer?

They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. What about blood and lymph cancer?

None that we know of: For most people, there is not a lot that can be done to prevent "liquid cancers" - such as lymphoma and leukemia. We don't know of any dietary changes, for example, that reduce the risk of these cancers. It makes sense, though, to follow a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a normal bmi to reduce risks of cancer in general. ...Read more

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My friend is 15yrs old and has stage 4 kidney ca that is spread to muscle, liver, blood, and lymph nodes. No treatment, how long do you think she has?

My friend is 15yrs old and has stage 4 kidney ca that is spread to muscle, liver, blood, and lymph nodes. No treatment, how long do you think she has?

No one can guess tha: It is one of the most difficult question that we face and very difficult to answer. No one knows.We know that the cancer that goes to the liver does not let people live beyond few months. I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news. ...Read more

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